Cue me in: what’s QE?
Quality Engineering (QE) is a holistic approach to product development and quality management across the entire software development life cycle (SDLC). It’s not only about the tools, but about making sure that everyone within the organization not only understands the need for quality but also promotes it. We believe that, above all else, QE is a mindset. Quality Engineers must be the gatekeepers who establish quality-driven best practices and make sure everyone across the team follows them. Not simply as an obligation, but because they know quality must remain in focus during the entire development life cycle.
Projects with QE Engagement
Work with us, grow with us
As a member of the QE team, you will have a clear career path. In fact, it’s so meticulously crafted that it became a prototype for other teams to adapt and use. Yes, we are true trailblazers. Our Technology Team Leads are always there to talk to you and listen so that together you could create your individual development plan. We want you to know where you are in your career, be aware of your strengths and areas for improvement so that you can grow not only professionally but on a personal level too.
Climb the QE career ladder, one step at a time
Principal Quality Engineer
Your scope of activities is getting broader and you build new skill sets. Besides the supreme technical component, at this stage you are actively participating in recruitment, as well as in the company’s pre-sales activities. Development of testing strategies, architecture testing frameworks and guiding the QE teams is your strongest focus!
Senior Quality Engineer
You have a leading role in the communication with all stakeholders. Your strong technical competence enables you to design and implement high-quality testing plans according to best practices and build scalable testing frameworks that meet concrete business requirements. You are empowered to lead and mentor other QEs.
Quality Engineer III
You are working on planning and implementing test strategies, applying variety of test design techniques. Responsible for test execution and defect management, you are communicating their status with internal and external stakeholders. You are designing and implementing automated testing scripts and mentoring QEs within your project.
Quality Engineer II
Your progress has brought you to this level where you actively participate in test design and test execution processes. You are advancing with defect tracking and testing on different levels, applying testing principles while gaining knowledge and practical experience using various tools and technologies.
Quality Engineer I
Working with your team and TTL to deliver the best service to clients and keep growing as a professional. You are actively participating in the full software development cycle and building your fundamental testing skills under the mentorship of senior colleagues.
Intern Quality Engineer
Welcome to the start of your career at Scalefocus! At this level we will do our best to give you the right foundation and structure your career development and learning process. In this way you will be ready to work on your first project within 3 to 6 moths!
Good, better, best, never let it rest.
Till your good is better, and your better – best.
The QA team is a place where you can learn, but also feel free to make mistakes along the way. It’s a safe space, in which we all acquire new skills through a large support system. Our Technology Team Leads make sure there is abundant knowledge transfer across the entire team and that anyone can take advantage of a number of training and development opportunities.
There are frequent knowledge-sharing sessions, where every team member can take on the leading role and talk about their experience on a certain project, irrespective of seniority level. In addition, we organize practical technology trainings, including special sessions for junior team members to help them gain real-world, hands-on experience kickstarting their QE careers. In fact, as soon as a new colleague joins, our Technology Team Leads create an individual mentorship program to help entrants get a smooth and efficient introduction to their role. Almost 100% of our QE experts are ISTQB® Foundation Level Certified and a large number of them have completed various higher ISTQB® levels.
Another important aspect of our learning and development strategy is creating leaders from within the organization. In 2021, we launched our very own LEAD program specifically designed to encourage and support teammates in perfecting their leadership skills. The program is composed of practical interactive content and can be completed at your own pace.
The types of projects you will be working on
Once you have joined our QE team, you will become a part of exciting projects across a variety of industries: Energy & Utilities, Healthcare & Life Science, Telecom & Media, Finance & Banking, E-commerce & Retail, among others. By doing challenging work, you will get the chance to advance your technical skill set and use best-in-class innovative tools. Our clients put special emphasis on quality, which creates an environment where people are motivated to outperform themselves because they can feel what they do is meaningful.
Find a group of people who challenge and inspire you
There is one thing you need to know about our QE team: people in it have hardly anything in common. Yes, you read that right. Every individual is their own person and has a unique set of interests. This, right there, is their superpower. A different kind of breed by definition, QE people are the connecting element in a technology team without fitting into a mold. They ask the tough questions, always on the lookout for issues so they can be nipped in the bud.
Wait! We take that first part back. Actually, a lot of our QE people seem to share a passion for… music. We have a drummer, a bass player and a keyboardist. Maybe you could join in on the vocals? No? Then you’ll show us what you’ve got on karaoke night. Quality Engineers know how to spend quality time together. See for yourself:
Meet the Technology Manager
“The thing that has always appealed to me about Quality Engineering is that, despite popular belief, it’s not only about identifying problems, but also about preventing them as well as finding a solution.”
Technology Manager, Scalefocus